BENGALURU: In a fight between two groups, two white tigers were injured in Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) on Tuesday. The white tigers had accidentally crossed over into another enclosure comprising a group of normal tigers when the gate between two enclosures was opened for the passage of two safari buses at 4.30 pm.
“The workers failed to notice this group of white tigers which entered into another enclosure while the buses passed one after another. One white tiger was badly injured in the attack. The park staff, however, managed to separate the warring groups and brought the injured white tigers back to their enclosures,” said BBP director Santosh Kumar.“Both the tigers are undergoing treatment,” he added.
Presently, there are 30 tigers, including six white tigers that are kept in separate enclosures in Bannerghatta Tiger Safari area.Neither the incident created any panic among the tourists nor were they disturbed, the director said.
According to the BBP staff, the tiger safari has a healthy group of animals with some born here itself. Their number, however, keeps changing due to exchange programme with other zoological parks. With more than 10 animal holding rooms for the tigers at the safari, the big and aggressive carnivores are kept separately and provided with basic facilities of water and sanitation. Only an identified group of animals are allowed into the safari on a rotational basis regularly for the visiting tourists.